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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

STI Pilot at Young People's Village

Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing Pilot 2018

For the second year running it is planned to offer chlamydia testing at the Young People’s Village at the Royal Welsh Show. The scheme is funded by Public Health Wales as part of a 2 year pilot of outreach chlamydia testing.

The pilot will be undertaken over a period of four days at the Young People’s Village during the Royal Welsh Show July 2018. School nurses will be offering the service supported by the wider Health and Wellbeing team. This will provide a great opportunity to raise awareness about sexual health in young people.

The offer of STI testing will be available only to Powys residents to ensure appropriate follow up in event of a positive test. Young people from other areas will be given information and support to access services in their own areas.

Tests will be self administered and the young people will be provided with an envelope to post to the Public Health laboratories in Cardiff. Positive results will be handled by the School Nurse Team Leader who will liaise with the young people to support them to arrange their choice appropriate health care and treatment.

The outcome of this pilot will be used to inform the Sexual Health Improvement plan for Powys Teaching Health Board as well as the outreach chlamydia testing work that Public Health Wales are undertaking.
Should you require any further information please contact Julie Richards, Head of Midwifery and Sexual Health via tel 01597 828755.

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